Friday, September 14, 2012

Fall 2012

Introducing the GreenHouse residents of the 2012-2013 school year...

Tarver Shimek- Junior, Ecology & Biodiversity major from Baltimore, MD
Michael Grantz- Senior, Environmental Policy major from Louisville, KY
Travis Tindell- Senior, Natural Resources major from St. Cloud, FL
Richard Milby- Sophomore, English and Philosph major (not sure which or both) from Atlanta, GA
Nancy Lilly- Sophomore, Natural Resources major from Eagle, CO
Stella Pfau-  Senior, Ecology-Biodiversity major from Birmingham, AL
Joey Mooradian- Sophomore, Spanish or History or Music or English major from Nashville
Bea Troxel- Sophomore, (likely) Environmental Arts & Humanities major from Nashville
Allie Horick- Sophomore, (likely) Ecology & Biodiversity major from Nashville
Rachel Jenkins- Sophomore, Philosophy major from Georgia 

We've been in class for a little over two weeks but have already been busy organizing awesome activities for the semester!

This weekend we had our first garden hours of the semester. It was drizzling most of the time, but we managed to tear up several beds and put in some cabbage, kale, lettuce, radish, peas, among other veggies. We also did some repairs to the fence; the lovely tree growing next to the garden entrance got so big over the summer that it is starting to knock over the fence.

On Sunday we worked with Sewanee Green Action, the Community Engagement House, and the Sustainability House to organize "Shop the Yard Sale, Stop the Pipeline," a fundraiser for Tar Sands Blockade (, which is fighting the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in northern Texas. We generated $268 for the cause, and even received some Facebook thank-yous from the organizers in Texas!

                    Tarver and Travcat in Belgium, circa 1917.

Make sure to come to the documentary screening of The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil this Sunday at 7 PM in Gailor Auditorium. This is being put on by our friends at the University Farm and the Sustainability House, and there will be coffee and snacks afterwards at the GreenHouse.

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